The New Student's Reference Work/Sherwood Forest
Sher′wood For′est, a stretch of hilly country in Nottinghamshire, England, about 25 miles long and from six to eight wide. It formerly was a royal forest, and is the scene of many of the exploits of the famous Robin Hood. It is almost entirely cleared now, and occupied by country-seats and parks. See Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest by White.